Press release: 12.141-207/19

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 3.8% from January to August 2019

Vienna, 2019-12-02 – A total of 65 835 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+0.4% compared to the previous year) turned over €197.9 bn (+3.8%) in the reporting period January to August 2019, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction increased by 4.1%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (1°007 141 persons, +1.0%).

At establishment level (66 409 establishments, +0.4%), production sold increased by 3.5% (working-day adjusted: +3.8%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €195.3 bn in nominal terms (employing 1°006 145 persons, +0.9%). Industrial production sold increased by 2.8%.

36 106 Austrian construction establishments (+0.6%) achieved a production sold of €32.2 bn in the reporting period January to August 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 7.1% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: +7.4%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of August 2019, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.4 bn (+2.6% year-over-year).

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